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McNay Art Museum in San Antonio explores 150 years of Coney Island

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The spirit of Coney Island is alive in South Texas as the McNay Art Museum is presenting Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861?2008, on view through September 11, 2016. The exhibition explores and celebrates Coney Island,...Show More Summary

Defining the American Masses: The Common Man or Third-Graders without a Chaperone?

"You've reached group-sales for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. How may I help you?" "Hi there! Our third-graders are touring Manhattan and we thought we could bring them by tomorrow." "Certainly." "That's great. This chaperoning isShow More Summary

Reader’s Diary: ‘Women of Abstract Expressionism’

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

We think the canon of American art of the 1940s and ‘50s is set in stone, but we’ve got a lot of looking still to do.

Art of Diplomacy: inside the US State Department collection

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The elevator brings visitors up out of the dull, beige maze of the US State Department's bureaucratic warren and back in time to a hall lined with period décor recalling the era of the American Revolution. The 18th century backdrop is...Show More Summary

A Native American Artist Who Painted Pop and Challenged the Status Quo

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980, currently on view at the Phoenix Art Museum, features over 40 oil paintings and prints by the Luiseño artist.

#FlashbackFriday 1970: Mayo Medical Museum

This article first appeared March 20, 1970, in the publication Mayovox. A Japanese sculptor, exhibiting his works in an American gallery, astonished the curator by placing by each piece of art a small sign which read, “Please touch!” Mayo Medical Museum’s health education director, Dale Shaffer, is a proponent of the same philosophy. A museum, […]

Rufino Tamayo's 'Maestros cantores' is top lot at Christie's Latin American Art Sale

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Latin American Art sale totaled $19,145,750 with 69% sold by lot and 81% sold by value. Notably, 100% of works offered by Rufino Tamayo were sold and strong results were achieved for Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam?with De la même racine more than doubling its initial estimate?and works by Fernando Botero across painting, works-on-paper, and sculpture. Show More Summary

Photography That Captured America’s ‘Outsiders’

4 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Featuring work by artists like Nan Goldin and Diane Arbus, Outsiders: American Photography and Film 1950s–1980s (out next month from Rizzoli) compiles art that challenged the rigid social rules of the postwar era."This book, and the exhibition it accompanies, begins in the 1950s and covers a period of four decades ... More »

Weekend Arts Agenda: MomoCon 2016 takes over the Georgia World Congress Center

Dust off your cat ears and remember to seal your body-paint, because this weekend MomoCon 2016 turns the World Congress Center into a four-day celebration of Japanese and American animation and comics, video games, and good old fashioned tabletop gaming. Show More Summary

An American dream at Freeman's American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists Auction

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

With paintings from three generations of Wyeths, two members of The Eight, and representatives of the New Hope School among others, Freeman?s American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists auction touches on important genres and subjects of great American art, in short a collector?s dream. Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Museum of Art names Michael J. Anderson, Ph.D., Director of Curatorial Affairs

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Michael Anderson has been named director of curatorial affairs at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Anderson, previously curator of film and American art at OKCMOA, has curated the Museum Film program at OKCMOA and coordinated several...Show More Summary

Native Americans Protest Planned Auction Of Sacred Objects In France

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

It's illegal to sell ceremonial such items in the U.S., but they're popular (and profitable) in France. The art and artifacts are due to hit the auction block Monday.

Top Posts From AJBlogs 05.24.16

Cultural Equity On May 23 Americans for the Arts released its new Statement on Cultural Equity. Before going any further, let me acknowledge that I’m a white guy of a certain age and have no expertise to … read more AJBlog: Engaging Matters Published 2016-05-24 A big opera problem Finally saw Twilight of the Gods, […]

New Bird Puzzles made from Sibley Guides art

Two jigsaw puzzles are now available from Eurographics, featuring over 100 species of North American birds with images from the revised Sibley Guide to Birds. The same collage of species is shown in either a 1000 piece puzzle, or a larger (and more challenging) 2000 piece puzzle. Show More Summary

Exhibition Explores Mabel Dodge Luhan’s Artistic Impact on Taos and the US Southwest

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Now, nearly a century after Mabel Dodge Luhan came to Taos, a new exhibition, American Moderns and the West, will explore the impact she had on the art, writings, and activism of 20th-century American Modernism.

37 Breathtaking Color Photographs of the American South Taken by William Eggleston in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s

Until the 1970s, color photography was considered inappropriate for the artwork. Only black and white photographs met the standards of art critics. But then came William Eggleston and showed that color images can have a place in modern art. Show More Summary

The MIT List Visual Arts Center opens first American solo museum exhibition by Tala Madani

last weekArts : Artdaily

The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents the first American solo museum exhibition by Tehran-born, Los Angeles-based artist Tala Madani. Tala Madani: First Light premieres a series of new paintings as well as a stop-motion animation made expressly for her presentation at the List. Show More Summary

Eduardo F. Costantini's purchase of Diego Rivera painting sets a world record price for Latin American art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Baile en Tehuantepec (1928) is the most important work by Diego Rivera in a private collection outside of Mexico and one of the largest canvases that the great Mexican muralist painted during his lifetime. It has been out of display in the Americas for over thirty years. Show More Summary

Rare works by Sargent lead Sotheby's $27.1M American Art Auction

last weekArts : Artdaily

Four works by John Singer Sargent totaled $11.2 million last night, surpassing their combined high estimate of $8.7 million. The sale was led by Poppies, which Sargent completed while at work on his masterpiece Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. Show More Summary

?Diego Rivera painting sells privately for $15.7M

Auction house: Sale of "Dance in Tehuantepec" sets world record price for any Latin American work of art

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